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Terence Watkins

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  • Comment on: Welsh Assembly passes 'historic' nurse staffing levels bill

    Terence Watkins's comment 11 February, 2016 5:26 pm

    This bill is about ensuring safe staffing levels which will translate into providing a level of care that is appropriate for our patients in Wales. Any guidance on safe staffing levels will be very much welcomed by ward staff, sisters, Mgrs & most of all patients. There will inevitably be much discussion about training, development, skills, opportunities when resourcing the hospitals & ensuring that Wales employ the very best people for these jobs.

    The multiple co-morbidities that are seen by front line staff and clinical teams, the change in the acuity of patients has increased over the past few decades and as people live longer this will continue to provide additional challenges in the level of 1:2:1 care that will be delivered at ward level.

    Fantastic news for Wales and my local hospitals in Gwent.

    Terry Watkins (ABCi Dept)

  • Comment on: Digital 'red book' for new mothers planned under technology proposals

    Terence Watkins's comment 14 November, 2014 1:15 pm

    This is a brilliant use of technology and will definately benefit patients, families and numerous geographical health care workers across the UK.

    Will the technology be available via an app or will this be embedded into a device that is provided to the parents?

    Also how is the information saved and accessed by parents/health staff/GP's?

    If the device is lost can the parents still obtain access on the childs details from a central portal/server?

    Just a few questions.

    Thank you

    Terry Watkins Abci / ABUHB South Wales

  • Comment on: RCN rejects introduction of charges for GP consultations

    Terence Watkins's comment 18 June, 2014 3:04 pm

    Perhaps the board could consider a slight amendment to the up front charge of £10 a visit to your local GP. If i miss an appointment with my dentist i will not be seen until the £30 non attendance charge is paid in full.

    I have only ever missed that one appointment slot!

    Perhaps we should be thinking of addressing the issue of non attendance at GP appointments with a did not attend price tag of £10-30. This may be an alternative to address the large numbers of patients who feel that this is acceptable in todays financial & patient centered environment.

    It is extremely frustrating in health care environments where patient slots are lost through non attendance / DNA's. This is not just about financial impacts/constraints but also about our moral duty to each other to ensure that we maximise the care offered to our citizens. For every 1 DNA that results in another patient having to wait for the same appointment even longer. (Moral DNA) this can cause varying problems for those patients who are vunerable.

    Thank you for listening

    Terry